After the release of ASTROWORLD, Travis Scott could literally have done anything he wanted. Though lukewarm upon arrival, the album proved that Scott was a capable and ambitious young man with a penchant for making smash-hit records. With this triple platinum release and a new found army of ten year olds to boast of, Travis Scott would barely have to ask to work with any of the most talented and experienced artists in the industry. Instead, he decided to see what the basement of Cactus Jack Records had in store for him and returned with JACKBOYS, one of the worst collaborative efforts since the employment of Jeffery Epstein's cell guards.
Taking Cactus Jack Records's Sheck Wes, Don Toliver, Luxury Tax, and DJ Chase B onto the project, JACKBOYS is a Travis Scott headed, 22 minute long trainwreck of a trap album. With plenty of Post Malone rip-off beats to spare, I mainly found myself holding off for an occasionally good verse from Travis or Tux (i.e. "GANG GANG"). Unfortunately, those were few and far between a sea of shitty vocal inflections and adlibs from everyone else. I've never wanted to listen to Young Thug graphically describe his sex life and "OUT WEST" didn't change my mind. While I still don't mind "HIGHEST IN THE ROOM," not one track on JACKBOYS truly made me feel like I was listening to Travis Scott's best efforts.
For now, I guess I'll have to keep waiting for a spiritual successor to Rodeo to fill that spacey trap vibe I hate to admit I love.
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